Friars Hill Traffic Report

Friars Hill Traffic Report
By Sarah Mansheim
Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

FRIARS HILL TRAFFIC REPORT

What are you going to be for Halloween? This year, I’m wearing my witch hat. It’s not a costume: it’s my true identity. (That’s a little joke. It kind of reminds me of the...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

I have the best girlfriends. I say this with a bit of bravado, because, let’s be honest, it took me a while to find my tribe. But, I really do have a great squad. Best...

Getting it wrong

Remember that time, oh, about a week ago, when I was extolling how busy I was, but it was okay because I knew everything? Yeah. Me too. But here’s what I forgot to tell you: that...

Moms gonna mom

Jesus God, we moms are crazy. I’m not talking “look how wacky I am in my ironic ugly Christmas sweater,” crazy - I’m talking straight up Texas cheerleader killing coo coo for Cocoa Puffs Momzillas....

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

My phone is tracking me. I started noticing it a couple weeks ago. I’d get into the car and a little message would pop up on my phone screen: “38 minutes to work. Traffic is...

High Water

I remember the flood of 1985. I was nine years old, and my aunt and cousin lived in Marlinton. I remember going there the day after, when the waters had receded. For all these years,...

In which the bar gets lowered all the way into the ground

Man, I miss Molly Ivins. Ivins was a Dallas, TX, based political humorist who wrote for the Texas Observer, The New York Times, the Dallas Times Herald and finally, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She died...

In which I ramble on about exercising (you’re welcome)

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   I hate working out. I’ve come to realize that my general state of consciousness is just one notch above being asleep. When my girls were babies, I discovered that...

Nobody likes a rat

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger Y’all are snitches. That’s right, I said it. Seems like I can’t put anything in this Traffic Report and not get a little flack from whomever I’ve been writing about. Last...

Soccer mom

So, what’s new with you? (dramatic pause) You may be unaware of this, but I am expressly forbidden to discuss politics in the Friars Hill Traffic Report anymore. Which is Such. A. Shame. Because, I would...

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